Videos


A Shift in Perspective: Why It’s Time to Stop Using “Compassion Fatigue”

An Expert Panel Discussion of Terminology and Its Impact on Research and Best Practice Recommendations

There are many terms being used in the literature, online, media and by trainers in our field to describe the potentially negative and cumulative effects of working in the helping professions: burnout, compassion fatigue, empathic strain, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma, to name a few.

This can lead to confusion as there is currently no consensus about what these concepts mean and what phenomena they are describing

.In addition, these terms are not always used consistently, and we often see them applied interchangeably. These can lead to problems when conducting a literature search, when attempting to measure and compare incidence rates, and when seeking evidence-based best practice recommendations.

In this panel discussion, Françoise Mathieu is joined by three experts in the field of provider impairment to bring clarity to the current state of terminology and discuss why the term “Compassion Fatigue” should be replaced by “Empathic Strain”

This panel discussion is also available to listen on the TEND podcast.



Panelists

Françoise Mathieu, M. Ed, RP, is the Executive Director of TEND. She provides expert consultation and training to leaders from a range of sectors including military, police, healthcare, university, child advocacy centers and many other high stress, trauma-exposed work environments. She is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as several articles and publications.

Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW has worked in the teaching and health care sector for the past 29 years. She sits on numerous community and provincial committees focused on violence against women and children. She has spearheaded numerous educational initiatives such as a rape drug campaign, a dating violence awareness video/manual, unfounded sexual assault case reviews and frequently consults in hospital based domestic violence research studies.

Dr. Brian Bride, MPH, MSW, is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of behavioral health care, primary and secondary traumatic stress, health services research, HIV/AIDS, and workforce well-being. Dr. Bride is the developer of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale and has received a number of honors as a result of his research on secondary traumatic stress.

Dr. Ginny Sprang, is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky and the Executive Director of the UK Center on Trauma and Children. She has published extensively in the area of child traumatic stress, commercial sexual exploitation of minors, victimization, and secondary traumatic stress.


Grounding Technique: Feet on the Floor – Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW

Diana Tikasz has worked in the teaching and health care sector for the past 29 years. Her helping work began as an early childhood educator, nurturing children and their families to reach their fullest potential. This work developed into a desire to do trauma-focused work.

Diana is currently working within a large hospital in Ontario and sits on numerous community and provincial committees focused on violence against women and children. She has spearheaded numerous educational initiatives such as dating violence awareness video/manual, unfounded sexual assault case reviews and frequently consults in hospital-based domestic violence research studies.


Psychological PPE: Exploring Compassion Fatigue and Burnout during COVID

Organization: BC Children’s Hospital, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Academy Lecture Series

Presenter: Françoise Mathieu, Jen Russel, Diana Tikasz
Date: Sept 14, 2020


Reflect. Refuel. Reset: Secondary Trauma Video Series

  • Maintaining Balance: Self-care, Resiliency, and Ethical Service Delivery
  • The Ethics and Pragmatic Reality of Creating Healthy Organizations

Organization: SRCAC (Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center)

Presenter: Françoise Mathieu & Dr. Patricia Fisher
Date: 2020


The Edge of Compassion

Organization: TEDxQueensU

Presenter: Françoise Mathieu
Date: Apr 2, 2018


First Responder Mental Health: Compassion Fatigue Education for Paramedics

Organization: Ottawa Paramedic Service

Presenter: Françoise Mathieu
Date: Jul 6, 2015



Compassionate Leadership: Webinar with the Experts

Organization: TEND

Presenters: Françoise Mathieu, Cambria Walsh, Tamsyn Brennan
Date: September 2020


What is Mental Health?  with Dr. Mike Condra

TEND Associate Dr. Mike Condra is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Psychology and in the faculties of Education and Law.

If you’re interested in having Dr. Condra speak at your organization, contact us at info@tendacademy.ca.

Learn more about Dr. Condra’s live training:
Mental Health: Awareness, Anti-stigma and Helping Skills


Mental Health and the Classroom with Dr. Mike Condra

Presented as part of a panel discussion on mental health in Kingston, ON, April 11, 2015.

TEND Associate Dr. Mike Condra is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Psychology and in the faculties of Education and Law.

If you’re interested in having Dr. Condra speak at your organization, contact us at info@tendacademy.ca.

Learn more about Dr. Condra’s live training:
Mental Health: Awareness, Anti-stigma and Helping Skills


My kid got into college! Now what? – a chat with Dr. Mike Condra

What is this podcast about?

The transition from high-school to college or university can be a very stressful time for students and their parents/guardians. Leaving home, challenging courses, meeting new people – it can all feel daunting and hard. Sometimes these compounding pressures can feel like too much. If that happens, what should a student do? Who do they turn to?  What are the best options?  For parents/guardians, what are the warning signs that your child is in need of some extra support?

Dr. Mike Condra, a veteran mental health expert with 20+ years of experience working at one of Canada’s top universities has advice to help prepare parents and students understand how to navigate and address the mental health needs of students at post-secondary school. Click here for Dr. Condra’s full biography.